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Get Involved

Do you want to make a difference and have fun doing it? Contribute your time and talents to Citizens for a Healthy Bay. Volunteers help with a variety of projects ranging from cleaning up beaches to restoring habitat, and a whole lot more.

How do I get started?

  1. Check out our volunteer opportunities list below.
  2. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the form below.
  3. If you’d like more information, or you can’t make it to any of the volunteer events but are interested in volunteering in the future, you can request to be put on our volunteer email list by filling out the form below, and we’ll keep you posted as new opportunities become available.

Habitat Restoration Project

Friday, June 9, 1:00pm—5:00pm

Come restore our environment by removing harmful invasive species at “A Place of Circling Waters,” as well as trash that has floated into the wetland.  Long pants and sturdy boots are required, along with rubber boots if you would like to help with trash removal in the marsh. Long sleeves, a hat, and rain jacket are highly recommended, although not required.  If anyone who would like to volunteer is allergic to bees, please let Jeanine Riss know ahead of time and bring an epi pen. We’ll provide gloves and tools, snacks and cold drinks.

Please register by June 8! If you have any questions, please contact Jeanine Riss at jriss@healthybay.org. Site is located at 1621 Marine View Dr, Tacoma, WA 98422

Summer Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday, July 22, 10:00am – 1:30pm

Weather and tides push trash to the north side of Commencement Bay and onto local beaches, were it can harm wildlife and people alike. Lend a hand by joining CHB staff to remove plastic and other debris before it can impact the health of our waters! We’ll provide the gloves, supplies and refreshments, so you’ll just need sturdy shoes. This event is family friendly.

Please sign up by July 19th! If you have questions, please contact Ryan Cruz at rcruz@healthybay.org.

Make Your Mark – Stormdrain Marking

Saturday, August 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Did you know that water flowing from storm drains empties directly into our rivers, lakes and Puget Sound? This water is not treated, and it carries with it pollution from the streets and cities. Help keep Tacoma’s waters clean by volunteering to glue storm drain markers to curbs with the “No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound” message.

This project is sponsored by Citizens for a Healthy Bay and the City of Tacoma.

Please sign up by August 17! If you have questions, please contact Jeanine Riss at jriss@healthybay.org.

Interested in volunteering?

We offer opportunities to help out throughout the year. Whether you have an hour or 10 to give, we are happy to place volunteers on projects large and small! Opportunities include skilled office and administration assistance, special events, and cleanup and restoration events like shoreline restoration or beach cleanups.